Illegal immigrant couple nabbed in Elk Lick

The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA – Illegal immigrant couple nabbed in Elk Lick Twp.
BY KECIA BAL
The Tribune-Democrat

SALISBURY — Checking into a reported drunken driving incident, Elk Lick Township police arrested two illegal aliens last week, and police are investigating reports of others working in Somerset County.

Police arrested 35-year-old Eduar Ibarias Ruiz and his wife, 36-year-old Marina Lopez, after a traffic stop Wednesday evening.

An officer pulled over their black Ford Ranger pickup after someone called to report a suspected drunken driver behind the wheel in a vehicle fitting that description. The pair was not found to be intoxicated, but police said they had false IDs and no Pennsylvania driver’s licenses.

“Over the past six or eight years, we have started to hear more about (illegal immigrants),” township Officer Rodger Hutzell said.

“It seems like a greater influx lately.”

The pair, now in Bedford County Jail awaiting a deportation hearing, told an officer through an interpreter that illegal aliens are being housed in Keyser, W.Va., and go to Somerset County for work on farms or lumbering businesses on an as-needed basis.

They did not tell police the name of their employer. Police are unsure how long aliens may have been filing into the county from the West Virginia address, but officers forwarded the information to state police in West Virginia as well as Immigration and Naturalization Services.

West Virginia state police could not be reached for comment Monday.

The pair allegedly had fake immigration and Social Security cards in the pickup, and Ruiz had a Mexican driver’s license that expired in 2005.

Ha ha hee hee ho ho ho. Now this is funny!

It’s a familiar story. City and state officials complaining about an influx of immigrants, saying they will have a devastating effect on the community infrastructure.

Except these officials are Mexicans from the state of Sonora, and they are complaining about Mexicans returning from the United States.

Arizona passed a tough anti-illegal immigration law this year, imposing strict fines on employers who knowingly hire “undocumented workers.” So, many illegal aliens are returning to Mexico.

Border Patrol agent killed by vehicle

images.jpgBorder Patrol agent killed by vehicle – Los Angeles Times
Officer laying spike strips is hit by a Hummer that had illegally crossed into southeast California.
By Richard Marosi and Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
January 20, 2008

AN DIEGO — A U.S. Border Patrol agent pursuing suspected drug smugglers along the California-Mexico border was struck and killed Saturday by one of the fleeing vehicles, agency officials said.

The agent was trying to stop two vehicles that had illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico when he was hit, said agent Jeremy Schappell, a spokesman for the Border Patrol’s Yuma sector. He said the incident occurred about 9:30 a.m. in the Imperial Sand Dunes recreation area, about eight miles west of the border crossing at Los Algodones.

U.S. Agent Killed At Border Identified, Was Hit By Suspected Smuggler’s Vehicle Trying To Flee Into Mexico

U.S. Agent Killed At Border Identified, Was Hit By Suspected Smuggler’s Vehicle Trying To Flee Into Mexico – CBS News
AP) A U.S. Border Patrol agent killed after being struck by a fleeing vehicle along the border in southeastern California was identified Sunday as a 32-year-old husband and father of two.

Senior Patrol Agent Luis Aguilar was trying to stop a suspected smuggler who had illegally entered the country from Mexico when he was hit, according to Agent Michael Bernacke, a spokesman for the agency’s Yuma sector.

The incident happened in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area about 20 miles west of Yuma at about 9 a.m. Saturday.

Bernacke said Aguilar was trying to place spike strips in the path of a Hummer and a Ford pickup truck on Interstate 8 when the suspected smuggler’s vehicle hit and killed him.

Both vehicles fled into Mexico.

The FBI is leading the investigation, along with other federal, state and local authorities. Bernacke said Mexican authorities also have been contacted and that they are lending their full support to capture those involved.

“Today we mourn the loss of one of our own,” Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar said in a statement. “This serves as a tragic reminder of the dangers our agents face every day while securing our nation’s border and our way of life.”

Bernacke said Aguilar was from El Paso, Texas and lived in Yuma with his family.

“…And They’ll Be Happy Little Beaners”

“…And They’ll Be Happy Little Beaners” (Wizbang)
One of the arguments I’ve heard repeatedly against illegal aliens is that they are an economic burden, that they consume far more in services and resources than they contribute. The proponents often cite the financial state of many hospitals along the southern border, where many have had to shut down their emergency rooms due to unpaid bills often attributed to illegal aliens. Schools have also cried poverty, citing the expenses involved in educating the children of illegal aliens

The Ranting Man: Anti-Illegal Immigration? Damn Right!!

images.jpgThe Ranting Man: Anti-Illegal Immigration? Damn Right!!
Andres Oppenheimer is the Latin-American editor and foreign affairs columnist for the Miami Herald. He wants us to become educated on the 5 myths of the “anti-immigration” movement as they call it. He says we are actually a bunch of elitists and racists who hate all people who aren’t white and speak English. Well, not in so many words but it is certainly implied. So let us look at these “myths” one by one and break them down.

Mexicans hate black people

ByronCrawford.com: Mexicans hate black people
In a meeting last year with a group of Texas businessman (wonder what that was about?) Mexican President Vicente Fox had the following to say about the hordes of Mexican illegal immigrants that are currently invading this country.

There is no doubt that Mexicans, filled with dignity, willingness and ability to work are doing jobs that not even blacks want to do there in the United States.

Hold on there, Sanchez. I think I know racism when I see it.

How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico

How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico

By John Dillin
WASHINGTON – George W. Bush isn’t the first Republican president to face a full-blown immigration crisis on the US-Mexican border.

Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America’s southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond.

President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today’s force. The operation is still highly praised among veterans of the Border Patrol.

Although there is little to no record of this operation in Ike’s official papers, one piece of historic evidence indicates how he felt. In 1951, Ike wrote a letter to Sen. William Fulbright (D) of Arkansas. The senator had just proposed that a special commission be created by Congress to examine unethical conduct by government officials who accepted gifts and favors in exchange for special treatment of private individuals.

General Eisenhower, who was gearing up for his run for the presidency, said “Amen” to Senator Fulbright’s proposal. He then quoted a report in The New York Times, highlighting one paragraph that said: “The rise in illegal border-crossing by Mexican ‘wetbacks’ to a current rate of more than 1,000,000 cases a year has been accompanied by a curious relaxation in ethical standards extending all the way from the farmer-exploiters of this contraband labor to the highest levels of the Federal Government.”

Years later, the late Herbert Brownell Jr., Eisenhower’s first attorney general, said in an interview with this writer that the president had a sense of urgency about illegal immigration when he took office.

America “was faced with a breakdown in law enforcement on a very large scale,” Mr. Brownell said. “When I say large scale, I mean hundreds of thousands were coming in from Mexico [every year] without restraint.”

Ex-Border Patrol agent gets prison

They ought to lop this guys nuts off!!! 

SAN DIEGO—A former U.S. Border Patrol agent was sentenced Friday to 36 months in federal prison for helping immigrant smugglers in exchange for cash.

Jose Olivas Jr., 46, pleaded guilty in October to conspiring to smuggle aliens and launder money. A 10-year veteran of the Border Patrol, he admitted helping more than 100 illegal immigrants get into the U.S. from January 2006 until his arrest a year later.

Prosecutors said he pocketed as much as $15,000 from smugglers, who paid him $100 each time he agreed to act as a scout by driving past a highway checkpoint on Interstate 5 at San Clemente, about 60 miles north of San Diego. If the checkpoint was closed, he would call the smugglers and give them an all-clear to follow with carloads of migrants.

According to Olivas’ plea agreement, he worked with others who brought illegal immigrants from Mexico at border crossings in California, including San Diego. He also admitted showing Border Patrol reports to members of the smuggling ring.

Olivas faced a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

Imprisoned border agent beaten by fellow inmates

WorldNetDaily: Imprisoned border agent beaten by fellow inmates
The Department of Justice has confirmed imprisoned former Border Patrol agent Ignacio “Nacho” Ramos – sentenced to 11 years in the shooting of a drug smuggler – was treated for injuries after reporting he was beaten in a medium-security facility in Mississippi.

You really should go read the whole story!

Border agent killed by suspected smuggler’s vehicle

Border agent killed by suspected smuggler’s vehicle

Posted: 2008-01-20 14:14:22
PHOENIX (AP) – A Border Patrol agent killed by a suspected smuggler’s vehicle he was trying to stop near the Mexican border was identified Sunday as a 32-year-old father of two.

Remember this just happened

Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were sentenced to prison terms of 11 years and 12 years for shooting a drug-smuggling suspect in the buttocks as he fled across the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone in El Paso, Texas, sentenced Jose Alonso Compean to 12 years in prison and Ignacio Ramos to 11 years and one day despite a plea by their attorney for a new trial after three jurors said they were coerced into voting guilty in the case, the Washington Times reported.

As WorldNetDaily reported, a federal jury convicted Compean, 28, and Ramos, 37, in March after a two-week trial on charges of causing serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, discharge of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence and a civil rights violation.

Senior Patrol Agent Luis Aguilar was struck on Interstate 8 in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area about 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Yuma on Saturday, said Agent Michael Bernacke, a spokesman for the agency’s Yuma sector.

Democrats get set to reward lawbreakers

Hot Air » Blog Archive » Democrats get set to reward lawbreakers
What is the value of citizenship, when a country decides to reward assaults against it?

There’s a pro-illegal move afoot in Maryland that is infuriating, but not at all surprising. The Democrats control the state, and they’re worse than the Republicans on immigration issues. Governor Martin O’Malley is apparently set to grant illegal aliens in-state tuition prices at state universities.

As states nationwide are embroiled in battles over immigrants’ rights, Maryland lawmakers are again wrestling with the contentious issue — and showing signs of easing some restrictions.

Aid to Illegal Immigrants

State to Investigate Whether Arizona State U. Broke Law on Aid to Illegal Immigrants

I’m liking Arizona more the more I read.

Arizona’s treasurer plans to investigate whether Arizona State University is breaking a new state law by providing private institutional aid to some of its students who are undocumented immigrants, according to The Arizona Republic.

Dean Martin, the treasurer and a former Republican state legislator, was the lead sponsor of a ballot measure, approved last fall, that bars illegal immigrants from paying in-state tuition at public colleges or receiving state-based financial aid, among other state services.

Thousands of Arizona College Students Denied In-State Tuition

Thousands of Arizona College Students Denied In-State Tuition – Chronicle.com

Good show Arizona. Really should be done nation wide.

While Arizona’s major public universities have had to reclassify hundreds of students from in-state to out-of-state status under a 2006 immigration law, the number is in the thousands for the state’s community colleges, The Arizona Republic reported today.

In all, nearly 4,000 students in the state’s colleges and universities were denied in-state tuition this year and are being charged rates that in some cases are more than three times as high. The law, Proposition 300, requires students to document that they are in the United States legally before they can receive in-state rates.

Arizona’s largest community-college district, the Maricopa County Community Colleges, had the most students who could not document their legal status, with 1,720. The University of Arizona and Arizona State University had earlier numbered their reclassified students only in the hundreds. —Katherine Mangan

Illegal alien rapes puppy

WorldNetDaily: Illegal alien rapes puppy
STUART, Fla. – This South Florida community some 90 miles north of Miami is outraged after a suspected illegal alien allegedly raped a puppy.

The man, who initially told police his name was Junio Trenta but is believed to be Enrique Garcia, was taken into custody after Martin County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a possible animal in distress.

When they arrived, officers “saw Garcia sexually assaulting a 28-pound, 14- to 16-week-old dog of mixed breed,” according to the sheriffs office.

Upon being seen, the Mexican transient said, “It’s my dog,” and, “What’s the problem?”

The arrest affidavit indicates the male dog ran and hid behind the deputies.

Garcia then talked with detectives and admitted only to having the dog in his lap.

He’s now charged with sexual bestiality, animal cruelty, possession of drug paraphernalia, giving a false name and exposure of sexual organs. His bond is $13,000.

The dog, a 4-month-old Argentine Dogo, is reportedly being cared for by the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast.

How old does a dog have to be before it’s an adult?

The Illegal Alien Problem: Enforcing the Immigration Laws

The Illegal Alien Problem: Enforcing the Immigration Laws; United States IMMIGRATION MENU
The Illegal Alien Problem: Enforcing the Immigration Laws
By George Weissinger, Ph. D.

Published on November 7, 2003.

Abstract

This article supports a theory that explains the illegal alien problem as part of the general environment in which it is found. It argues that the illegal alien problem is a diverse one and not simply a Mexico-US problem, and suggests that traditional immigration law enforcement strategies encourage an ever-increasing illegal alien population in the United States. Reasons why such a policy of enforcement exists are also discussed.

The Illegal Alien Problem

Characterizations of the illegal alien range from the sympathetic to the xenophobic. Such characterizations contribute to the confusion about the illegal alien problem. The media usually portrays the plight of the illegal alien in the United States using the historical view of a nation of immigrants. Often, the media resists portraying the illegal alien as anything but the hard working border-crosser that simply wants to feed his family. However, the traditional image of aliens may have changed as a result of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

The media influences our perceptions about the illegal alien in the United States. For example, portrayals of crowds of alien day laborers serve as a general definition of the illegal alien problem. (Chen, 1999) Such portrayals focus more on aesthetics than economic, health, or criminal justice issues. Residents are concerned about the way such crowds might bring down property values, or interfere with commerce. Even in this area, there is little consensus. Advocates and anti-illegal groups converge to create a distorted perception of the problem. Thousands of illegal aliens are gathering on a daily basis in known locations throughout the United States in order to be picked up by potential employers for a day’s work. Although the INS has statutory authority under Title 8 USC Sec. 1357, and designated officers or employees of the Service have the power without warrant to interrogate any alien or person believed to be an alien as to their right to be or to remain in the United States, the INS simply ignores this obvious opportunity to remove illegal aliens from the United States. The official policy of the INS, now Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (BICE), is to target employers of illegal aliens in an attempt to remove the reason why illegal aliens come to the United States. This policy evolved out of the employer sanctions included in the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986. With 8 million illegal aliens in the United States and 1,062,279 apprehensions in 2002 this policy does not seem to be working. Another important issue is the implied powerless of the illegal alien. The growing Hispanic population and the increasing number of illegal aliens with legal ties has a direct relationship to this perception. In addition, other participants in the general environment, such as politicians and religious groups, have a vested interest in not enforcing interior immigration laws. Such groups stand to receive benefits from a larger alien population–one for votes, the other for potential converts. The implied powerlessness may be a strategic attempt to soften the impact of an amnesty program. Skerry compares the two perspectives of the illegal living in the shadows contrasted by those that are more vocal about their plight. In his opinion, the latter is a more accurate characterization. (Skerry, 2001) More recently, advocates compared the plight of illegal aliens to the civil rights movement and organized an immigrant worker’s freedom ride to rally support. Found at http://www.immigrantworkersfreedomride.com/default.asp

Alien Crossings

Alien Crossings – by Glynn Custred

Ask ranchers along America’s border with Mexico what’s been going on, and they’ll say “Invasion!”

Olga Robles and her husband Frank live just eight blocks from the international boundary that separates Douglas, Arizona, from the Mexican city of Agua Prieta. For years men have illegally crossed the border on their way north looking for work. Mrs. Robles said she frequently saw them pass through town in pairs or in small groups. Then about two years ago the trickle swelled to a flood with groups of thirty to well over a hundred people at a time pouring across the border, hurrying through alleys, through people’s yards and between their houses, climbing over roofs and clambering over graves in the cemetery. They knocked down fences, trampled flowers and shrubs, and cluttered neighborhoods with litter. They came in groups all day long and in a steady stream throughout the night while dogs in town barked till dawn. In frustration Mrs. Robles finally told the authorities, “If you can’t do anything about the trespassers, then at least shoot the dogs so I can get some sleep.”

Millions of Mexican Illegal Aliens Endanger U.S. Security

Millions of Mexican Illegal Aliens Endanger U.S. Security
WASHINGTON – The millions of Mexican illegal aliens in the United States endanger national security by creating a demand for false identity documents and smuggling networks that could also assist terrorists, experts said Tuesday.

The three experts, speaking at a panel hosted by Nixon Center and Center for Immigration Studies, also said that amnesty for Mexican illegal aliens in the United States should not be considered until immigration enforcement at the U.S.-Mexican border is strengthened.

Mexican jailed for 12 years for importing 1.5 kilos of cocaine

by Juan AmeenA Mexican drug courier was yesterday jailed for 12 years and fined e24,000 after he pleaded guilty to importing over 1.5kgs cocaine with a street value of over e132,774 in September 2006.

Enrique Martinez Burgoa, who was due to stand a trial by jury, also pleaded guilty to conspiring to import and possession with intent to traffic before Mr Justice Joseph Galea Debono.